The Women in Mathematics committee stands in solidarity with those experiencing racism and joins the call for actions to end systemic racism worldwide and in our own community. We are committed to support the University of Waterloo's immediate actions to create positive changes. You can find more information about the immediate and developing actions in this regard on the Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion (HREI) website.

Responding to Disrespectful Communication WorkshopExport this event to calendar

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

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The racist joke. The sexist slur. The stereotype. The response "it was only a joke" when the impact of the comment is named. In this interactive workshop, we will explore ways to "call in" the best of people.

This workshop is about how to respond effectively to unrespectful comments as a means of being more proactive in creating a respectful environment.  Unrespectful comments could be jokes, slurs, stereotypical comments.  They could be micro-aggressions.  They could be disrespect treatment in a power relationship (e.g., between TAs and undergrads, between faculty/visitors and staff).  The workshop will address how to react if you are on the receiving end and how to react if you are a witness to disrespectful behaviour.

Presenting: Lynn Long, Senior Education Consultant and Matt Erickson, Director - Office of Conflict Management and Human Rights


Faculty, staff and post-docs of all genders are welcome.

Complimentary lunch provided.

Advance REGISTRATION for lunch is requested.

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MC - Mathematics & Computer Building
MC 5501 (formerly 5158)
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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